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Old 06-25-2002, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hey I need to learn to drive stick ASAP for the job I just got. None of my friends drive stick and no rental place rents standards. What should I do?? Anyone know a driving school thats teaches standard (besides YD)?
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Old 06-25-2002, 07:43 PM   #2
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>>> PETERS ACADEMY OF DEFENSIVE DRIVING... I DUNNO THE number but u can look it up in the yellow pages...
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Old 06-25-2002, 08:01 PM   #3
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hey thanks but i coudn't find it in the yellow pages.
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:49 PM   #4
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If you check Toronto Star ( Star classifieds ), there are some used car rental places that also have stick cars for rent. Usually day charge you $30 per day/insurance included or $100-$150 a week (again insurance in)

The cars are crap (usually over 300.000 Kms and old, rusty etc) but for your purposes I don't think it matters right?
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Old 06-26-2002, 12:12 AM   #5
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Step on the clutch, step all the way on the gas pedal and let go of the clutch, you'll be fast and furious....!!! Just joking, if you could rent a car, ask a friend to teach you, it's not that hard. I've personally taught tonnes of my friends in how to drive a stick.
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Old 06-26-2002, 12:53 AM   #6
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30 bucks.....sick, i wanna go get one and learn to power shift
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:25 AM   #7
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just start the car and drive it, that's how I learnt how to drive my car. Stalled a couple of time on the trafic light, and after 2 days, had no problem driving stick
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Old 06-26-2002, 08:29 AM   #8
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wit da m3?
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Old 06-26-2002, 10:47 AM   #9
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just remember when your at a stop keep your foot on the clutch or else you'll stall and that would be pretty shitty
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Old 06-26-2002, 12:59 PM   #10
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wit da m3?

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Old 06-26-2002, 02:24 PM   #11
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I rented a standard neon from rent-a-wreck for 30 bones! Great deal~!
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:29 PM   #12
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thats how I learnt how to drive stick too - just like sickfinga... Just got in the car, got frustrated abit and then finally got it....

Now its been 3 yrs....
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:34 PM   #13
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if you know how it works it is soooooooooooooooo damn easy.
I bought my car, sat in it and drove off.
stalled a couple of times on the way home.
but that with every stick car, you will have to get use to a clutch and a gas pedal.
I tried to drive civic, it has so soft pedal I was reving o like 4000 rpms, just trying to rev it to 1100rpms.
and the clutch on civic is softer than my gas pedal.
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Old 06-26-2002, 04:57 PM   #14
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I heard the M5's clutch takes a while getting used to , even for experienced drivers
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Old 06-27-2002, 04:22 PM   #15
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i've got a suggestion. why don't you just go to a dealer ship....any dealer ship and test drive a standard car
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